THE APPLICATION PROCESS
First Application: Application to the Teacher Preparation Program
(March junior year)
Juniors with a 2.6 cumulative GPA and have completed at least one education
course with a C- or better may apply to the Teacher Preparation Program
during spring semester. Those accepted to the program by the Teacher Preparation
Committee may continue with education coursework; those NOT accepted may not continue
education coursework. If a student has questions about applying to the program,
please contact the Director of Teacher Preparation at:
Second Application: Application to Student Teach (October of senior year)
Students are eligible to apply for student teaching if they maintain a 2.6 cumulative
GPA and have earned at least a 2.6 GPA in the major field. Students
with a GPA average of 2.4-2.59 in the major may also be reviewed
upon recommendation of the major department. Students must continue to demonstrate
competence in professional education courses and experiences. Also, students must
pass Praxis I or its equivalent. Please see Entry Requirements for Randolph-Macon
College Teacher Preparation Program.
In each case, the student's application will be reviewed and action
will be taken by the department in which the student is majoring, by the Department
of Education, and by the Teacher Preparation Committee of the college.
Applicants will be considered with regard to the following:
Application Guidelines for Persons who are NOT Full-time R-MC Students
The spring block course work (includes coursework and student teaching) is designed
for full-time undergraduates of the college. In certain unique circumstances, graduates
of Randolph-Macon may enroll in the spring block (and January term if elementary
This policy became effective for the program in the spring of 1997. Graduates of
other colleges and universities who desire to complete spring block coursework for
teacher licensure may be considered if :
Application Forms and Procedures for Submission
Applications are available in the Department of Education. Applications for admission
into the program are due in March of the student's junior year, and applications
for admission to student teaching are due by November of the student's senior year.
All applicants for the program and student teaching are responsible
for getting the applications and turning these into the Education Department of
Students are asked to declare the education minor by fall of the junior year.
This allows the department to plan and secure student teaching placements and to
contact the students to remind of application processes for the program and for
Applications and Faculty Recommendation Forms should be printed
from the links below. The completed copies must be delivered as hard copies to the
Education Department in order to be reviewed. Applicants must also print copies
of the Faculty Recommendation Form and give to a faculty member to request a recommendation.
Click here to download the Application & Recommendation Forms.
ALL standardized assessment scores must be submitted to the
Randolph-Macon College Education Department. *Students must keep their
own copies of these assessment scores to apply for their teaching licensure at the
successful completion of student teaching. The department will NOT
Information on these assessments and other questions about teaching licensure in
Virginia may be found at the Virginia Department of Education site:
Teacher licensure candidates must have documentation of certification
and/or training in CPR, first aid, and use of automated external defibrillator(AED).
Student teachers must complete this training prior to student teaching semester.